The ILO’s World Employment and Social Outlook 2016, Trends for Youth report shows that the global number of unemployed youth is set to rise by half a million this year to reach 71 million – the first such increase in 3 years.

Of greater concern is the share and number of young people, often in emerging and developing countries, who live in extreme or moderate poverty despite having a job. In fact, 156 million or 37.7 per cent of working youth are in extreme or moderate poverty (compared to 26 per cent of working adults).

Education and tourism represent untapped resources in the fight against unemployment and skills gaps. They have enormous cultural power across the world.